These are five albums from last week that we didn’t get to review, but we highly recommend that you give a spin.
Honorable Mention. DUSTY LOCANE – CATCH THE FLU DUSTY LOCANE is one of the many New York artists that are keeping drill music alive. After having a very successful 2021, the Pop Smoke-sounding rapper is back with a brand new EP called TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS. Though the project is pretty short, I think it features six of the hardest drill bangers I’ve heard this year.
5. Kay Flock – The D.O.A. Tape (Care Package)
Kay Flock might be the grittiest drill rapper of them all. He literally sounds like he’s ready to rip his shirt off in all of his songs. Anywho, the 19-year-old rapper decided to release The D.O.A. Tape (Care Package) this weekend. In the project, he uses aggressive deliveries to mainly talk about roughing folks up. He also does work over a bunch of menacing, entertaining, and action-packed drill beats.
I like how this album flows.
4. Scorey – Help Is On The Way
Scorey might be the next Rod Wave. Not only does he make emotional trap music just like Wave, but he also literally has a song called “Girls Love Rod Wave.” With that being said, I think Scorey’s Help Is On The Way project is very good. Not only does it feature infectious melodies, but it also features lyrics that feel refreshingly vulnerable and effortlessly trill. I am a huge fan.
I take it back: Scorey sounds like Polo G. Matter of fact, Polo is on this album!
3. Kool G Rap – Last Of A Dying Breed
Kool G Rap is a rap legend. Since his start in the 80s, he has gifted us with some of the hardest east coast hip-hop music on the planet. What’s surprising is that he only has seven solo albums under his belt; one of them is the brand-new Last Of A Dying Breed.
Kool G Rap can still rap his ass off. Throughout this project, he hits us with outstanding wordplay, killer punchlines, and lyrics that paint a vivid picture of the rugged streets he grew up in. I think Last Of A Dying Breed is the perfect street project.
2. MOUNT WESTMORE – MOUNT WESTMORE
Four of California’s biggest legends, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, E-40, and Too $hort, all shine in MOUNT WESTMORE by doing s**t their own unique ways. The album, which features sixteen tracks, boasts authentic, old-school west coast music. Though listeners under the age of 40 probably won’t understand what they are listening to, I personally enjoyed the blast to the past.
1. Icewear Vezzo & DJ Drama – Paint The City
Icewear Vezzo is the latest musician to drop a tape with DJ Drama. His Paint The City project, which features guest appearances from Future, Jeezy, Kodak Black, and 2 Chainz, is jam-packed with DJ Drama adlibs, some pretty hard trap beats, and hood-certified raps that are delivered in the coolest way possible. More than anything, this project gave me a very authentic street mixtape feel.
Quincy is the creator of Ratings Game Music. He loves writing about music, taking long walks on beaches, and spaghetti that fights him back.